# Algebra-2-Honors-Syllabus-2014-2015 ```Algebra 2 Honors
2014-2015
Contact Information
Mrs. Bratberg
Room 121
Phone: 508-643-2115 ext. 1121
Email: Pbratberg@naschools.net
Website: www.mrsbratberg.com
Course information
This course is an accelerated and in-depth study of advanced algebra concepts. It is designed for students
who have excelled in Algebra 1. Algebra 2 Honors will provide students will the algebraic skills
necessary to succeed in advanced courses in mathematics such as Pre-Calculus and Calculus.
Major course objectives
Chapter 1: Equations and Inequalities
Section 1.1 ~ Expressions and Formulas
Section 1.2 ~ Properties of Real Numbers
Section 1.3 ~ Solving Equations
Section 1.4 ~ Solving Absolute Value Equations
Section 1.5 ~ Solving Inequalities
Section 1.6 ~ Solving Compound &amp; Absolute Value Inequalities
Chapter 2: Linear Relations &amp; Functions
Section 2.1 ~ Relations &amp; Functions
Section 2.2 ~ Linear Relations &amp; Functions
Section 2.3 ~ Rate of Change &amp; Slope
Section 2.4 ~ Writing Linear Equations
Section 2.5 ~ Scatter Plots &amp; Lines of Regression
Section 2.6 ~ Special Functions
Section 2.7 ~ Parent Functions &amp; Transformations
Section 2.8 ~ Graphing Linear &amp; Absolute Value Inequalities
Chapter 3: Systems of Equations &amp; Inequalities
Section 3.1 ~ Solving Systems of Equations
Section 3.2 ~ Solving Systems of Inequalities by Graphing
Section 3.3 ~ Optimization with Linear Programming
Section 3.4 ~ Systems of Equations in Three Variables
Section 3.5 ~ Operations with Matrices
Section 3.6 ~ Multiplying Matrices
Section 3.7 ~ Solving Systems of Equations Using Cramer’s Rule
Section 3.8 ~ Solving Systems of Equations Using Inverse Matrices
Chapter 4: Quadratic Functions &amp; Relations
Section 4.1 ~ Graphing Quadratic Functions
Section 4.2 ~ Solving Quadratic Equations by Graphing
Section 4.3 ~ Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Section 4.4 ~ Complex Numbers
Section 4.5 ~ Completing the Square
Section 4.6 ~ The Quadratic Formula &amp; the Discriminant
Section 4.7 ~ Transformations of Quadratic Graphs
Chapter 5: Polynomials &amp; Polynomial Functions
Section 5.1 ~ Operations with Polynomials
Section 5.2 ~ Dividing Polynomials
Section 5.3 ~ Polynomial Functions
Section 5.4 ~ Analyzing Graphs of Polynomial Functions
Section 5.5 ~ Solving Polynomial Equations
Section 5.6 ~ The Remainder &amp; Factor Theorems
Section 5.7 ~ Roots &amp; Zeros
Section 5.8 ~ Rational Zero Theorem
Chapter 10: Sequences &amp; Series
Section 10.6 ~ The Binomial Theorem
Chapter 6: Inverses &amp; Radical Functions &amp; Relations
Section 6.1 ~ Operations on Functions
Section 6.2 ~ Inverse Functions &amp; Relations
Section 6.3 ~ Square Roots Functions &amp; Inequalities
Section 6.4 ~ Nth Roots
Section 6.5 ~ Operations with Radical Expressions
Section 6.6 ~ Rational Exponents
Section 6.7 ~ Solving Radical Equations &amp; Inequalities
Chapter 7: Exponential &amp; Logarithmic Functions &amp; Relations
Section 7.1 ~ Graphing Exponential Functions
Section 7.2 ~ Solving Exponential Equations &amp; Inequalities
Section 7.3 ~ Logarithms &amp; Logarithmic Functions
Section 7.4 ~ Solving Logarithmic Equations &amp; Inequalities
Section 7.5 ~ Properties of Logarithms
Section 7.6 ~ Common Logarithms
Section 7.7 ~ Base e &amp; Natural Logarithms
Section 7.8 ~ Using Exponential &amp; Logarithmic Functions
Chapter 8: Rational Functions &amp; Relations
Section 8.1 ~ Multiplying &amp; Dividing Rational Expressions
Section 8.2 ~ Adding &amp; Subtracting Rational Expressions
Section 8.3 ~ Graphing Reciprocal Functions
Section 8.4 ~ Graphing Rational Functions
Section 8.5 ~ Variation Functions
Section 8.6 ~ Solving Rational Equations &amp; Inequalities
Chapter 9: Conic Sections
Section 9.1 ~ Midpoint &amp; Distance Formulas
Section 9.2 ~ Parabolas
Section 9.3 ~ Circles
Section 9.4 ~ Ellipses
Section 9.5 ~ Hyperbolas
Section 9.6 ~ Identifying Conic Sections
Section 9.7 ~ Solving Linear/Non-linear Systems
Chapter 12: Trigonometric Functions
Section 12.1 ~ Trigonometric Functions in Right Triangles
Section 12.2 ~ Angles &amp; Angle Measure
Section 12.3 ~ Trigonometric Functions of General Angles
Section 12.4 ~ Law of Sines
Section 12.5 ~ Law of Cosines
Section 12.6 ~ Circular &amp; Periodic Functions
Section 12.7 ~ Graphing Trigonometric Functions
Section 12.8 ~ Translations of Trigonometric Graphs
Section 12.9 ~ Inverse Trigonometric Functions
Tests ~ 60%
Spiral Quizzes ~ 25%
Classwork ~ 10%
Error Notebooks ~ 5%
Tests will be given at least once in each chapter. Tests dates will be announced in advance in
class and on the web site.
Spiral Quizzes will typically be given at least twice in a chapter. They consist of eight multiple
choice questions. The first four questions are from the current sections and the final four
questions are cumulative.
Classwork assignments that will be graded are announced at the beginning of class.
Error Notebooks Throughout the year, you will create an error notebook that must have all of the
problems that you had a point or points deducted on any quiz or test. Other assignments
may be included, but you will always be told ahead of time. You must fix each of those
problems and explain why you got it wrong. Your error notebooks will be checked at the
end of each term. Each missing problem will result in a five point deduction.
Term 1 ~ 20%
Term 2 ~ 20%
Term 3 ~ 20%
Term 4 ~ 20%
Mid-Year Exam ~ 10%
Final Exam ~ 10%
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80-89
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60-69
0-59
Classroom Policies &amp; Procedures
 Students are expected to be in their assigned seats by the beginning of each class and remain there
until the bell rings. Tardiness without a pass will result in a detention.
 Cell phone usage will result in a detention.
 Covered textbook, pencil, notebook, homework and calculator should be on the desk.
EVERYTHING ELSE should be under the desk
 No Food or Drinks. The only exception to this rule is bottled water
Homework policy
Students are expected to complete all homework assignments. All answers will be given during the next
class. Students will have the opportunity to request to see the problems completed on the board. In
addition, there will be a binder containing all of the answers with all of the work available to students.
All homework assignments will be posted on the website.
Binder
Students are strongly urged to keep a 1.5 inch binder with the following six sections:
Section 1 ~ Warm Ups
Section 2 ~ Notes
Section 3 ~ Homework
Section 4 ~ Quizzes
Section 5 ~ Tests
Section 6 ~ Errors
Scientific calculator
A scientific calculator is required for this course. Electronic devices are not permitted to be used as
calculators.
Graphing calculator
A graphing calculator is required for this course. If the student cannot afford one, the school has some
available to sign out. Electronic devices are not permitted to be used as calculators.
Textbooks
The textbook for this course is Algebra 2 CCSS National by Glencoe/Mc-Graw Hill. The textbook is
brand new, so students are required to use book-covers in order to maintain their condition. Students who
lose or return damaged textbooks at the end of the year will be fined the cost of the book, which is \$82.95.
Books must be brought to class daily.
Showing work
Any problem involving more than two steps requires work. If work is not shown, it is at the teacher’s
discretion to deduct points. Showing work makes partial credit possible.
Makeup policy
The school’s policy is followed for makeup work.
Extra help
Extra help is available to students before and after school by appointment. I am typically available in the
morning between 6:45 and 7:10 and on Wednesday afternoons between 2:00 and 2:30, but an
appointment guarantees that a student will be seen.
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